Charged with a DWI in Bridgewater NJ?
Facing a DUI in Bridgewater Township? If so, it is strongly recommended that you speak to an experienced driving while intoxicated defense attorney as soon as possible. It is well known by now that New Jersey has extremely tough penalties for those convicted of DWI / DUI. In addition to a lengthy license suspension, those convicted of a DUI will be facing high fines, community service, imposition on the ignition interlock device and jail time. If you would like to sit down and discuss your options with one of the DWI defense attorneys at Keith Oliver Criminal Law, please contact our Bridgewater Office at 908.533.1064. One our New Jersey DUI lawyers would be glad to go over the specifics of your case and give you our honest opinion on how we can be of assistance.
2 Arrested on Suspicion of DUI within First Week of February in Bridgewater
On February 1st, a sixty-eight year old male from Warren Township was pulled over on Route 22 West for an alleged motor vehicle infraction. A further inquire by the officers on scene lead to the Defendant being placed under arrest and charged with driving while intoxicated, reckless driving as well as speeding. He was taken to the Bridgewater Police Department, processed and released on a summons to appear in the Bridgewater Municipal Court to answer for the charges.
Then on February 4th the Bridgewater Police were back at it yet again, this time arresting a thirty (30) year old women from Cranford under suspicion for driving under the influence. According to the reports, the Defendant was pulled over for failing to maintain her lane of traffic on Adamsville Road. Presumable the Defendant was put through several standardized field sobriety tests (SFST) and based on her performance, she was placed under arrest. She was formally charged with driving under the influence, reckless driving and failure to maintain traffic lane. She was processed and released on an ROR status from the Bridgewater Police Department. She has a pending court appearance in the Bridgewater Municipal Court as well to answer the charges.
Is a DUI in NJ a Criminal Offense? Will it Show up on a Background Check?
New Jersey basically treats driving under the influence and driving while intoxicated offenses as one and the same for sentencing purposes. DUI / DWI charges are considered traffic offenses in New Jersey. However, that is about the only lenient thing that comes to DWI penalties. In fact, some say that the penalties associated with DUI convictions are worse then most misdemeanor offenses. For more information on the harsh penalties surrounding DUI convictions in New Jersey, please click the link. It is also important to note here that DUI / DWI charges are considered enhanceable offenses, in other words, the penalties drastically increase for any second or subsequent conviction.
For more information on these arrests, please checkout the patch.com article labeled 2 DWI Arrests Made In Bridgewater.